Music

Kosovo celebrates decade of independence, challenges ahead

Feb 17, 2018

Kosovo celebrates 10 years of independence from Serbia, acknowledges obstacles to acceptance

Plot twist: Opera 'Carmen' altered in anti-violence protest

Jan 11, 2018

To show solidarity with female victims of male violence, an opera production in Florence has changed the finale, having Carmen kill Don Jose instead of being slain herself.

Correction: Italy-La Scala story

Dec 8, 2017

Correction: Italy-La Scala story

Long-neglected 'Chernier' makes heroic return to La Scala

Dec 8, 2017

Umberto Giordano's long-neglected opera 'Andrea Chernier' has made a heroic return to La Scala for the season premiere, with long applause for soprano Anna Netrebko and husband tenor Yusif Eyvazov who sang opposite each other as ill-fated lovers

Conductor Zubin Mehta sidelined by shoulder operation

Nov 29, 2017

La Scala says a shoulder operation is forcing conductor Zubin Mehta to take a break of at least three months, requiring changes in the opera house's lineup

For opera's Netrebko and Eyvazov, the on-stage kiss is real

Nov 29, 2017

It won't be all acting when soprano Anna Netrebko and her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, sing the final, climactic duet in "Andrea Chernier" for La Scala's season opener

Lithuanian mayor invites Bono to visit shopping mall

Nov 16, 2017

A mayor in northeastern Lithuania has invited U2 frontman Bono to visit the shopping mall in Lithuania which he allegedly owns parts via low-tax Malta according to recently leaked corporate documents

Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Ruzickova dies at age 90

Sep 27, 2017

Zuzana Ruzickova, a Czech musician who survived Nazi death camps and communist persecution before winning world acclaim as a harpsichordist, has died at age 90

Awards for titans, shows by young talent close Milan

Sep 25, 2017

For once, even the designers had occasion to wear their finest creations as Milan Fashion Week closed with a star-studded sustainability gala at the city's famed La Scala opera house

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci extends news cycle with Rocket Man

Sep 20, 2017

Green has been declared the color of Milan Fashion Week, with the fashion chamber promoting sustainability in the trend-driven world of ready-to-wear.

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